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Apr 6, 2010 2:00pm EDT
civilians in baghdad. one of them working as a journalist. >>> and the government ordered toyota to pay the largest ever penalty against an automaker. somewhere in america... there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand people spend every day answering them. siemens. answers. >>> welcome back. a look at the stock market. stock prices were lower in the early going. a recent rally had taken the dow near the 11,000 level for the first time in 18 months. you see right now the dow is lightly up. s&p up as well and so is the nads dak. >>> president obama is proposing dramatic changes to america's nuclear strategy. under the new policy, the u.s. would not use nuclear weapons against nonnuclear countries. but defense secretary robert gates insists that, quote, all options are on the table when it
MSNBC
Apr 8, 2010 11:00am EDT
-mail that has surfaced. the e-mail was written by a now retired toyota executive. it it raising new questions about toyota's response to safety problems with its vehicles and we get the details now from phil lee bow in chicago. >> another damaging piece of information regarding toyota and whether or not it was dragging it's feet in terms of alerting the public for 2.3 million vehicles, the damaging information comes from this company e-mail cents from an executive five days before the company rrled 2.3 million vehicles. in the e-mail irv miller, who retired from toyota, says i hate to break this to us, but we have a tendency for mechanical fail near accelerator pedals off a certain manufacturer on certain mol models. we need to come clean. the worlds "come clean" are getting a lot of attention. it was sent five days before the recall on january 21st. within the last week toyota fined 16 plt 4 million just under 16.4 by the department of transportation for being slow in alerting authorities to the recall of the gas pedzals. the d.o.t. says they hid the defect. toyota says we understand the con
NBC
Apr 19, 2010 6:30pm EDT
's next at aarp.org. >>> toyota announced a recall of one of its suv. if 2010 lexus gs 460 to reprogram an electronic stability control system. consumer reports issued a rare don't buy warning because of a rollover risk. toyota said its own testing confirmed the problem and they would solve the problem. toyota agreed to pay the biggest government-ordered fine ever, $16.4 million as punishment for its handling of sudden acceleration problems. the transportation department said toyota hid information about sticking gas pedals the problem that led to the recall of 2.3 million vehicles worldwide. toyota agreed to pay the fine, the company denies it violated u.s. laws. >>> this was inevitable. after spirit airlines announced its intention to charge to put a piece of luggage in the overhead compartment other carriers are signing a pledge not to do that, american, delta, jetblue, united and us airways. >>> if george washington hadn't given so much to his country he would otherwise owe one heck of a fine. two books were checked out of a new york library in 1789 by president. that was him. they
MSNBC
Apr 19, 2010 2:00pm EDT
. walmart. >>> welcome back. we're following a developing story regarding toyota. transportation department official says toyota will now recall the 2010 lexus gx 460 to address a potential problem with the suv rolling over. you might recall last week "consumer reports" issued a don't buy warning for this vehicle saying that it was susceptible to rolling over. toyota suspended sales of the suv and now it is recalling some 6,000 vehicles sold since the suv went on sale for retail around $50,000. another blow here for toyota to report to you this afternoon. >>> and senate democratic aide now says the senate will take up financial regulatory reform thursday. that is the same day president obama comes here to new york to push for reform. republicans opposed to the measure are threatening to block the senate from taking action. nbc's kelly o'donnell joins us from capitol hill. so you've got scott brown, the new senator from massachusetts, saying he will -- it seems the democrats and the president have this all hands on deck strategy. they really want to get something done and think they've got m
MSNBC
Apr 13, 2010 2:00pm EDT
by toyota. we've got more it, though. >>> it's been more than a month since former new york congressman eric massa resigned from office and left washington. today we are getting new details about just how bad things reportedly got for his staffers in his office. "the washington post" reports that massa's aides repeatedly complained to senior staff, alleging that massa touched them in a sexual manner or made sexual overtures, including expressing desire to have sex with one of the men in the office. this as the house continues to investigate the allegations against the former congressman. nbc's luke russert is on capitol hill. luke, why are we learning such specific and quite honestly to some, disturbing, allegations now? >> reporter: well, tamron, it's quite interesting. what a lot of members said to me who are close to the situation about a month ago, is once you get some real investigative reporting into eric massa, you're going to have a real big problem. all sorts of allegations are going to come out. that is, in fact, what happened today with the amazing report from the "washington post
MSNBC
Apr 14, 2010 2:00pm EDT
gx 460 suv. toyota suspended sales of the lexus suv last night after consumer reports announced its tests indicated the vehicles are a rollover risk and advised people flat out not to buy them. nbc's jeff rossen joins us from chicago. so, jeff, what's the latest on the federal safety officials getting involved and what is toyota saying now? >> reporter: right. toyota is now saying they're just trying to identify and analyze the problem. toyota was shell shocked i think as consumers were, we all were by this. "consumer reports" incredibly rare that they would come out with a do not buy warning for consumers. often they say this car is better than that car but to flat out say don't buy this car because it's dangerous is something in a new league. the last time they did it was 2001. toyota of course, tamron, under incredible pressure with the gas pedal controversy and critics who say they didn't respond fast enough to that. within hours of "consumer reports" coming out with this warning to consumers, they, themselves, put a stop sales order to their dealerships nationwide. you can't go
MSNBC
Apr 6, 2010 9:00am EDT
toyota. a record $16.4 million penalty for the automaker's alleged failure to quickly tell regulators about gad pedal problems. phil lebeau covers the car industry for us. seems like regulators are sending a message to toyota with this fine they are looking to pursue. >> yeah, this is the way the federal government is saying to toyota, you know what? we're not happy with the way this thing played out over last six months, specifically the handling of the recall notices and the sfiky gad psticky gad p. in fact, documents show they knew about it on september 29th but there wasn't a recall in the united states until january 21st. federal law says you must notify the national highway traffic safety administration within five days of knowledge of a defect. toyota went several months before announcing the defect. remember, february 1st is when they said this is the fix for these sticky gas pd edals. $16.4 million, that's the fine. the largest possible fine that they can put against toyota and that's what it is coming from nhtsa to toyota in the case of this recall issue. >> phil lebeau, tha
NBC
Apr 19, 2010 7:00am EDT
, everyone. >>> today, toyota is agreeing to pay a record fine stemming from its gas pedal problems. tom costello is in washington with more. good morning. >> reporter: today is the deadline for toyota to accept or fight a $16.4 million fine. the company is expected to pay up, the largest fine ever assessed by the government against a car maker. the government alleges toyota knew about sticking gas pedals last september, but hid the effects and issued a recall. toyota is facing mounting civil lawsuits as well as criminal investigations. a $16 million fine for toyota is really not significant, but it is yet another strike against the company's reputation. toyota recalled 2.3 million vehicles in january for the sticking accelerator. the company has recalled more than 8 million vehicles worldwide because of acceleration problems and braking problems. a government official tells nbc news by paying the full civil penalty, toyota is accepting responsibility for hiding this safety defect from nhtsa, the national highway safety administration, in violation of the law. it now has 30 days to write
MSNBC
Apr 13, 2010 4:00pm EDT
. >>> and more trouble for toyota and their luxury brand lexus, "consumer reports" saying flat-out, do not buy this car, it's dangerous and will flip over. a rare thing for "consumer reports" to do. we'll tell you how rare, after this. [ crowd cheering ] [ male announcer ] competition... it pushes us to work harder. to be better. to win. but sometimes even rivals realize they share a common goal. america's beverage companies have removed full-calorie soft drinks from schools, reducing beverage calories by 88%. together with schools, we're helping kids make more balanced choices every day. ♪ so, doctor... i've been thinking... no. you know how... no. so, doc, i've got this friend... [ male announcer ] talking to your doctor about erectile dysfunction isn't easy. actually, doc, there is something i want to talk to you about. [ male announcer ] but it's definitely a conversation worth having. twenty million men have had their viagra talk. when you're ready for yours, visit viagra.com for helpful conversation starters and to learn how viagra can help. ask your doctor if your heart is healthy eno
MSNBC
Apr 14, 2010 11:00am EDT
to a local hospital for treatment. her parents say she's doing wonderfully. >>> toyota is halting sales of lexus gx 460 suv after consumer reports warned people not to buy it. the magazine says the vehicle is a rollover risk. it's rare for the magazine to make such a warning. joining me, senior editors for cars.com. we were talking about this warning from consumer report yesterday. a few hours later toyota makes this big statement that they are not -- they are suspending the sale of this vehicle. what do you make of this response and what's going on here? >> i think toyota has definitely learned from their past mistakes about not acting fast enough. when they heard this news, they within 24 hours of consumer reports coming out with this don't buy recommendation, they went ahead and suspended sales. not only that, they are giving loaner cars to the 6,000 people that own one until a fix is developed. >> nhtsa, the agency that oversee safety with six and such, this car was approved and okay under their eyesight, an independent agency, consumer reports, does this and now you can't purchase
CSPAN
Apr 6, 2010 3:30pm EDT
:30. and the enforcement of safety standards, yesterday the department of transportation fined toyota for failure to correct certain problems. tonight, two former members of the highway traffic administration discussed car safety standards. they're joined by the president and c.e.o. of auto manufacturers which represents toyota. viewers can call in or tweet their questions tonight beginning at 8:00 p.m. live on c-span. >> c-span, our public affairs content is available on television, radio and online, and you can also connect with us on twitter, facebook and youtube and sign up for our scheduled alert emails at c-span.org. >> white house press secretary robert gibbs said today president obama is likely to meet with the chinese president next monday. as world leaders arrive for a nuclear security summit. the value of china's currency could be on the agenda for that meeting. more now on u.s. nuclear policy and other issues. this is 55 minutes. >> the white house will host the nuclear summit here in washington, d.c. i wanted to list for you all a couple different things. first, the 47 countries, inc
MSNBC
Apr 14, 2010 12:00pm EDT
automaker toyota. now dealerships will stop selling the 2010 lexus gx 460 until problems with handling can be worked out. just the latest in a series of safety problems here. nbc's jeff rossen is in chicago now. all right. i guess here we go again, jeff. >> yeah. here we go with toyota once again. lexus, their luxury brand. the gx 460. consumer reports yesterday came out with that do not buy order. something they very rarely do. actually telling consumers don't buy this vehicle because it can turn over. within hours of that, toyota didn't deny there was a problem. instead they came out and said, you know what? they told all of their dealers, stop selling them. we want to identify and fix this problem. and so right now, i mean, i'm looking at the numbers here. 6,000 of these suvs were sold so far. another 1,600 are sitting at dealerships. which means that toyota will stop collecting this money that they had hoped to get from this while they try to figure out what this problem is. they're also saying that if you were one of the people that bought these 6,000 lexuses gx 460s, you can bring th
MSNBC
Apr 8, 2010 2:00pm EDT
it intends to bring them to trial. >>> automaker toyota is in damage control mode yet again. it comes after an internal toyota e-mail surfaced raising new questions about whether toyota hid safety problems. cnbc's phil lebeau covers the auto industry for us. what else was in this memo or e-mail? >> reporter: it's short e-mail. we have a copy here. the most damaging language from irv miller who retired from the company shortly after the recall notices went out, but the most damaging comments, essentially, he says, we can no longer hide what's going on here. we need to come clean about the fact that there is a problem with our gas pedals. they are defective and they want to work out a solution with nhtsa, the national highway traffic safety administration. more than anything what this e-mail does is it undercuts the message that toyota has been putting out to the american public since early january which is, we understand that there are concerns about what's happening with our vehicles. we are moving as quickly as possible to address the situation. tamron, this e-mail was sent on january 16th
MSNBC
Apr 18, 2010 10:00am EDT
's causing all of this? >> it really is if you're ready to buy a car, do it the right way. we know toyota in the past didn't have to offer incentives. they had the best-selling model car eight of the past ten years. people were buying toyotas even without the incentives. but because of course all the recalls, the bad publicity, sales dipped tremendously low and they were forced to offer incentives and they're pretty big, on average over $2,200 per war. they have taken their market share up 41%. they almost doubled their sales in march from february. and these incentives are totally fueling this. now, the other automakers are seeing this. they're losing some market share. they know they have to keep up. it's like if you have a gas station a half-mile down the road and you own the other gas station, if he cults his price by ten cents, you have to follow. it's really kind of -- it drags actually the whole industry down in terms of incentives. there's a lot of peer pressure here and fighting for everyone's dollars. >> do you have some examples of what different carmakers are offering? >> this
MSNBC
Apr 6, 2010 6:00am EDT
with that is almost impossible. >> it's truly perplexing. >>> the u.s. government is seeking to punish toyota for failure to act swiftly over its gas pedal issues. transportation secretary ray lahood is proposing that toyota pay a record fine of nearly $16.4 million after it, quote, knowingly hid a dangerous defect. documents show toyota knew about the defect back in september of last year but waited until late january to issue the recall. toyota still faces private lawsuits which could cost the automaker untold millions more in damages. that's a huge fine. >>> tiger woods took questions during a live news conference yesterday for the first time since his personal scandal broke back in november. woods talked about his affairs, his thanksgiving night accident and his wife, elin, who will not be joining him on the course. he also denied using performance enhancing drugs and discussed how he's looking forward to getting back on the course. >> that first tee i'm looking forward to it. i haven't looked forward to that tee shot in a long time. i've won numerous tournaments over the last few years,
MSNBC
Apr 13, 2010 9:00am EDT
news for toyota this morning. a top of the line lexus model has now been given a don't buy warning and labeled a safety risk. the 2010 lexus gs 460 suv did not fare well in emergency testing by consumer reports". the car proved susceptible to rollover, they say. this is the first vehicle to receive the don't buy distinction thins the mitsubishi montero in 2001. toyota released a statement this morning expressing concern over the results but adding the 2010 gx 460 meets or exceeds all federal government testing requirements. in this pr world, it's the last thing toyota needs right now as they're fighting all of these recalls. >> no question about that, chuck. coming up, as we know the president is looking at a list of about ten names to replace justice john paul stevens while republicans refuse to rule out a filibuster. coming up, "the daily rundown" interview with lamar alexander. he voted yes for the president's last nominee, sonia sotomayor. is he ready to do so again? >> and we're continuing to bring you live coverage of day two of the nuclear summit here in washington, d.c. com
MSNBC
Apr 14, 2010 10:00am EDT
way. you won't believe what he's saying about the president's plan to scrap the program. >>> toyota scraps an suv because of safety concerns. what do you do if you have one? . uhhh! [ laughs ] it's, uh, haunting. anyway, while i was away, the e-trade machine... thanks, martha. ...worked its technomagic, triggered my stop loss orders, saved me a pantload! [ pilot ] please fasten your seatbelts. dad? no, mike, that's the pilot. he's making an announcement! dad? ugh. [ male announcer ] upgrade to first class investing technology at e-trade. >>> 34 minutes after the hour. we're taking a look at our top stories. live pictures from downtown boston, the tea party express returning to its symbolic roots. sarah palin will head the group's tax rally tomorrow. massachusetts junior senator scott brown who was elected in thanks to tea party support will not be there. his staff says he's too busy in washington. >>> god directed me to her, that's what the man is saying about nadia bloom's miraculous rescue. she had been wandering in an alligator infested swamp four days. >>> a devastating earthqua
MSNBC
Apr 17, 2010 9:00am EDT
reputation. >>> more trouble for toyota this morning. the company is recalling 600,000 sienna minivans because of possible corrosion in the spare tire carrier. it affects models between 1998 and 2010 driven in cold climate regions. they say that rust from road salt could cause the cable to break. meanwhile toyota said it's duplicated handling problems with the 2010 lexus gx-460. "consumer reports" issued a rare don't buy warning because of rollover concerns. toyota said it's evaluating remedies. >>> a wisconsin man may have found a piece of the meteor that cut through the midwestern sky this week. residents from wisconsin to iowa spotted the streaking space rock. the scientists are examining the recovered fragment which is about the size of an unshelled peanut. earlier reports indicate it could be from an asteroid belt between mars and jupiter. >>> some active weather this weekend. a strong storm knocked out power to more than 10,000 people in the ohio valley on friday. thunderstorms and high winds downed trees and power lines and caused damage to several homes. and it's looking more l
MSNBC
Apr 17, 2010 10:00am EDT
for toyota this morning. the company is recalling 600,000 sien sienna minivans. rust from the road salt can cause the cable to break. toyota says problems with the popular lexus gx-460 were discussed on the "today" show. >> we found when we pushed the gx-460 in one of our emergency handling tests, the rear end slid very far out until the electronics couldn't regain control. if this happened in real life, a rear tire could hit a curb or slide off the pavement and could lead to a rollover. >> toyota is evaluating solutions for the suv. >>> according to realty track, in comparison to last year, home foreclosures were up 35% this year in the first quarter. that means 1 in every 138 american housing units were hit about default notices. joining me now, the money coach and personal finance columnist for wallet talk. good morning. record high foreclosures right now. what's causing this at this point in this economic game? >> i think there are three things that are causing the slew of foreclosures we're seeing. first, it is tied to job loss. when you have's got millions of people out of work, they
MSNBC
Apr 17, 2010 11:00am EDT
its reputation. >>> more trouble for toyota this morning. the company's recalling 600,000 sienna minivans due to possible corrosion in the cable for the spare tire air icarrier, for mo between 1998 and 2010, those driven in cold climate regions. rust from the road salt could cause the cable to snap and break. toyota says it's duplicated handling problems with the 2010 lexus gx-460. "consumer reports" issued a rare "don't buy" bank because of the rollover concerns. toyota is evaluating remedies. >>> a wisconsin man may have found a piece of the meteor that cut through the midwestern sky this week. residents from northern iowa to wisconsin spotted the streaking space rock. scientists are examining the recovered fragment, which is about the size of an unshelled peanut. earlier reports indicate it could be from between mars and jupiter. >>> in pittsburgh, thunderstorms downed several trees causing widespread power outages. expecting at many -- affecting as many as 70,000 residents. let's get a check of the weather in your area. alex wallace joins us from the weather channel in atlant
MSNBC
Apr 27, 2010 9:00am EDT
, phil, i can't but imagine that toyota's troubles have to factor into this. toyota's loss is ford's gain? >> absolutely. i think there's no doubt that the problems with toyota at least brought people into ford show rooms to look at vehicles. the research has shown for all the american automakers, once you get people into the show room, you've got a good chance of closing the sale. >> phil lebeau, thank you so much. >>> off the coast of louisiana, that massive oil spill may reach land by saturday and crews are working around the clock to stop that. nbc's ron mott is in new orleans this morning. ron, what are they doing to try to stem the tide of this massive oil spill? >> reporter: hey there good morning. you can see the agitated lake pontchartrain behind me. officials off the gulf trying to scoop up all that oil have their work cut out for them today. probably are dealing with six to seven-foot swells down there. they're trying to shut off a valve on the seafloor, 5,000 feet below the surface of the water. they're using remote-controlled submersibles. they can't get the valve shut off, w
MSNBC
Apr 29, 2010 9:00am EDT
50 years, toyota has been proud to be a model of quality car making. but recently, the safety of our cars and trucks has come under question. and at toyota, this is something we don't take lightly. that's why we're making fundamental changes inside our company, to communicate with customers better, and respond to their needs faster. in addition, we're currently spending over a million dollars an hour to enhance the technology and safety of our vehicles. the result? our comprehensive star safety system is now standard on every vehicle we make. ♪ don't get us wrong, we know actions speak louder than commercials. but just know, your safety will continue to be a top priority in any, and all of our decisions. ♪ [ female announcer ] it's red lobster's festival of shrimp... a chance to get everyone together for a night where everyone gets just what they want. combine two or three favorites, from new creations like crab-stuffed shrimp and pecan-crusted shrimp to classics like decadent shrimp scampi. it's everything you want in a night out. starting at just $11.99, during the festival of
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Apr 30, 2010 9:00am EDT
, the safety of our cars and trucks has come under question. and at toyota, this is something we don't take lightly. that's why we're making fundamental changes inside our company, to communicate with customers better, and respond to their needs faster. in addition, we're currently spending over a million dollars an hour to enhance the technology and safety of our vehicles. the result? our comprehensive star safety system is now standard on every vehicle we make. ♪ don't get us wrong, we know actions speak louder than commercials. but just know, your safety will continue to be a top priority in any, and all of our decisions. ♪ i thought i was invincible. i'm on an aspiriregimen now because i never want to feel that helplessness again. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. ta to your doctor, and take care of what you have to take care of. >>> 9:28 on the east coast, 6:28 in the west. the third attack on school children in china in three days. a farmer stormed into a kindergarten class this morning, attacked five students way hammer and set
MSNBC
Apr 30, 2010 11:00am EDT
by fees. it's just the right thing to do. ♪ [ male announcer ] over the past 50 years, toyota has been proud to be a model of quality car making. but recently, the safety of our cars and trucks has come under question. and at toyota, this is something we don't take lightly. that's why we're making fundamental changes inside our company, to communicate with customers better, and respond to their needs faster. in addition, we're currently spending over a million dollars an hour to enhance the technology and safety of our vehicles. the result? our comprehensive star safety system is now standard on every vehicle we make. ♪ don't get us wrong, we know actions speak louder than commercials. but just know, your safety will continue to be a top priority in any, and all of our decisions. ♪ a heart attack at 57. that was a rough time. my doctor told me i should've been doing more for my high cholesterol. ♪ you should've listened. you're right. now i'm eating healthier and i trust my heart to lipitor. [ male announcer ] when diet and exercise are not enough, adding lipitor may help. lipito
MSNBC
Apr 13, 2010 1:00pm EDT
.com and in sunday's paper. >>> topping the headlines right now, in a new blow to toyota, consumer reports is giving its luxus a rare don't buy warning. tests show it is acceptable to rollovers. >>> the polish parliament held a special ceremony to honor lawmakers killed in the crash in russia. >>> and as mourning continues, the state funeral for the president and first lady of poland is scheduled for sunday. >>> kyrgyzstan's leader says the abase will be allowed to remain, but manas still remains suspended indefinitely and the president could resign as early as today. he told reporters that he will retire if security is not -- >>> china is stepping closer to backing a fourth round, but doubts its long time trade partner is ready to cooperate with the united states. william cohen served as defense secretary in the clinton administration and is a frequent traveler to china. just back from china not too long ago. here we are at the nuclear summit and one of the big pluses was that the president did meet with president hu. president hu said they would talk at the united nations about sanctions, but abou
MSNBC
Apr 17, 2010 7:00am EDT
of adjustments here. >> all right, vera, thank you. >>> more trouble for toyota this morning. the company is recalling 600,000 sienna minivan. the recall affects sienna models between 1998 and 2010 driven in cold weather regions. it's duplicating handling problems with the lexus gx 460. consumer reports issued a rare don't buy warning because of rollover concerns. toyota says it is evaluating remedies. >>> well, some powerful spring storms make for a messy start this weekend. in pittsburgh, thunderstorms downed several trees causing widespread power outages affecting as many as 70,000 residents. that spread debris throughout neighborhoods and it's looking more like winter in parts of the northeast. the town of hanover, new hampshire, received a couple inches of snow on friday. just two weeks agothetemperatures in hanover were in the 80s. >>> and a strong storm knocked out power to more than 10,000 people in the ohio valley on friday. thunderstorms and high winds downed trees and power lines and caused damage to several homes. in jefferson county the wind was so high that it bent a flag po
MSNBC
Apr 20, 2010 10:00am EDT
troubles for toyota this morning of the struggling motor company will recall the 2010 lexus gs 460 because of possible rollover problems according to a transportation official. the recall comes after consumer reports rated the suv a rare "don't buy" last week. toyota sold 6,000 of those vehicles since it went on sale in december, all of which will be included in the recall. >>> the crew of the space shuttle "discovery" back on solid ground. the landing was scheduled for yesterday canceled because of rain. more rain and fog delayed this morning's return as well but the skies broke just long enough for "discovery" to return to earth. a picture perfect landing. the astronauts went 6 million miles on the trip to the international space center before the homecoming at kennedy space center. >>> today is april 20th, in some circles 420, a reference to marijuana. coincidentally cnbc out with a new poll on pot. 55% of people polled opposed legalizing pot, 33% favor it. let's get more details from trish regan. different numbers but a gender gap there, right? >> reporter: yes, there is a gender gap.
MSNBC
Apr 2, 2010 1:00pm EDT
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Apr 6, 2010 1:00pm EDT
falling from shelves and hear a person screaming in spanish. >>> toyota executives are weighing their options after being slapped with a fine. the transportation will make toyota pay $16.4 million because they did not tell consumers quickly enough about the gas pedals. >>> trouble at the top, senate democratic leader harry reid is down playing political obstacles in nevada while michael steele is trying to diffuse speculation that he's on the way out. joining us now, bob shrum and pat buchanan. first, to you, bob. harry reid, the numbers are just awful. he claims he's being hurt by the economy, that he's doing fine, but when you look at him against any republican alternative, he's getting clobbered. >> he's going to have a tough race. he has a lot of strengths in that state, but the real question, this isn't about just harry reid. it's about the whole midterm, is where does the economy go next month and the month after that. if we see jobs continue to pick up and people feel better about the economy, democrats are going to do better, republicans are going to have to put some of
MSNBC
Apr 19, 2010 6:00am EDT
, new york city mayor michael bloomberg on the set of "morning joe." >>> and toyota accepts responsibility for the accelerator problems. plus, sports. we are going to be right back on "morning joe." [ whistling ] [ dog barking ] [ sniffing ] [ male announcer ] missing something? like 2 pairs of bifocals for $149.99 at sears optical, with progressive lenses for just $25 more per pair. hurry in to sears optical today and don't miss a thing. to finish what you started today. for the aches and sleeplessness in between, there's new motrin pm. no other medicine, not even advil pm, is more effective for pain and sleeplessness. new motrin pm. >>> all right. a live shot from the top of the rock. looks like a nice day in new york. >> he is doing the same -- i've always been a frank ridge fan. no secret to my conservative brethren, but over the last year or two, there are times when he's extraordinarily insightful and there are times when he reads like a left-wing blogger. going back to see what the richmond post dispatch said in 1863 or whatever he did, it was -- it was just sort of m
MSNBC
Apr 14, 2010 6:00am EDT
. we'll read that e-mail next block. >> i think the reverend was correct. >>> toyota is temporarily halting sales of the gx460 after there was a warninging don't buy. electronic controls took too long to kick in after it slid out of control in sharp turns. consumer reports says that could lead to rollover accidents. toyota has already recalled 8 million cars and trucks will now be conducting its own tests. >>> here we go. i hope this script has been -- a. >> oh, my. >> a male aide has filed a sexual harassment complaint, alleging he groped and propositioned him. the aide says -- >> routinely made gestures implying that he wanted to have oral -- >> no, no, no, no, no, it's the morning. why does it have to say that? >> internal documents three months after massa was elected. his young male employee began complaining to supervisors that massa was making aggressive sexual overtones to him. ethics committee is investigating how democratic leaders handled the investigation after they forced a house vote demanding the probe. >> the probe? >> mika, what's next? >> who's writing this? >> ano
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Apr 13, 2010 10:00am EDT
. >>> more trouble for toyota. its lexus gs 460 was given a rare don't buy warning from consumer reports. the magazine says routine tests show the suv could roll over in real world driving situations. toyota is investigating. >>> tens of thousands lined the streets of warsaw as the body of president kaczynski's wife arrived home. her coffin was taken from the airport to the presidential palace this morning writ lies in state alongside her husband's for public viewing. jim maceda live in warsaw with more. jim, sounds like the mourning continues through the weekend where they have memorials set, state funerals, et cetera. >> reporter: that's right. i'm having a hard time hearing you, monica. the he motion we could talk about, we've been here three days, the sense of shock, trauma has not let up, even though the presidential couple are laying in state in death as they were together in life. a nation that lost so much, so quickly, the president, first lady, chiefs of staff, major leaders and various aspects of government, including intelligence agency. i can go down an extraordinary list of
MSNBC
Apr 14, 2010 9:00am EDT
. well, coming here on "the daily rundown," toyota hits the brakes on the lexus sub. and arizona makes a landmark decision on illegal immigration. plus, in today's decision "2010" is, a conservative outsider about to spoil bill mccollom's race for governor in florida? but first, otr. let's add yet another acronym to our lexicon, chuck. there's kind of a debate amongst those of us that cover the white house about what otr stands for. >> is it off the record or on the run? whatever it stands for, here's what it is. an unannounced stop that the president makes or sometimes the first lady, not on the official schedule. commonly in this white house, it can be to a burger joint. here's the president on an otr at ray's burger. very smart choice for an otr in arlington, virginia. maybe if i do this plug, it will get me a free burger at some point there. they have this incredible pate burger. this is "the daily rundown" only on msnbc. >> it looks really good. >> it is so bad for you but so good. we know why we're here. to chart a greener path in the air... and in our factories. to find cleaner,
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Apr 14, 2010 3:00pm EDT
. acceptpay. invoice digitally. get paid faster. only from american express open. if toyota gets credit for being the most fuel efficient car company in america, well, then how do you explain all this? chevy malibu, cobalt, silverado, and the all-new equinox. compare them to anyone. may the best car win. >>> these are the stories that we are following at this hour. >> boston, if anyone knows how to throw a tea party, it is you. >> partying like it's 1773. sarah palin leading a new boston tea party. the kickoff to a series of tax day protests nationwide. >>> president obama trying to keep democrats united would pass a bill to keep wall street in line as republicans claim it just leads to a huge government slush fund. and the toughest antiimmigration law ever. one state passing a bill that advocates for illegal immigrants have said so far goes too far. >>> plus a looming shortage of doctors. could your primary care physician be an endangered species? good day. i'm peter alexander in new york. this breaking news is coming to us from south boston, massachusetts. these are the latest live pi
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Apr 19, 2010 9:00am EDT
? neutrogena® cosmetics recommended most by dermatologists. >>> 9:26 on the east coast. toyota has agreed to pay a record $16.4 million fine to the u.s. government. for hiding information about faulty gas pedals. the government says toyota knew about the pedal problems in september but did not issue a recall until january. >>> weather has forced nasa to scrap today's landing of the space shuttle "discovery." nasa says they'll make another go at it tomorrow morning in florida. if that doesn't work, they have enough supplies to sty in orbit till wednesday. >>> and five of the nation's biggest airlines say they will not charge fees for carry-on bags after spirit airlines announced plans to charge $45 for each carry-on bag. so american, delta, united, jetblue, and us airways have all told new york senator chuck schumer they will not institute the new fees on carry-on bags at least not for now. >> please, they're just going to hide the fee anyway. they can't charge for fees but suddenly the price of the ticket goes up. we shall see. president obama flies to california today to raise money for
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Apr 19, 2010 10:00am EDT
bludgeoning him. he did manage to grab some money from the register. >>> the transportation fined toyota $16.4 million, the largest amount allowed by the law for withholding information on unexpected acceleration in their vehicles due to defective gas pedals. while officials say they are accepting the responsibility paying the penalty, toyota is not expected to admit wrongdoing. >>> astronauts aboard the shuttle "discovery" will have to wait another day to return home. nasa canceled the second and last attempt for a landing at the kennedy space center today. the shuttle is returning from a mission to resupply and service the international space center. this is one of nasa's final shuttle flights before it retires its fleet in september. >>> right now on msnbc we have a weather channel look at the ash movement from volcano in iceland. more live reports on the impact on your travel coming up. >>> plus how former president bill clinton thinks his wife would do as the next supreme court justice. clinton one-on-one with our own luke russert just ahead. [ woman ] nine iron, it's almost tee-time. t
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Apr 8, 2010 10:00am EDT
stories we're following for you today. a top toyota xex tif apparently urnled his colleagues to come clean about accelerator problems just five day brs the company announced a massive recall. cnbc obtained an e-mail from the now retired executive telling toyota officials the time to hide on this one is over. >>> the internal space station has a new walk-in closet delivered late wednesday. the 13-ton cargo carrier includes dozens of experiments and supplies and also a new bedroom and freezer. >>> as millions struggle to find work in this economy, the the search is proving especially tough for our nation's military veterans. according to the labor department, the unemployment rate for men who served in iraq and afghanistan has tripled since the recession began. joining me now is joe davis, director of public affairs for vet rance of foreign wars. to what do you attribute that obstacle for veterans? >> it's tough out there, contessa. you're looking at an economy that's finally starting to improve, but it's very disturbing that you're seeing that the current war veterans, their unemployment ra
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Apr 13, 2010 8:00pm EDT
of repairing. the consumer report gave the lexus a don't buy warning. toyota stopped selling it. officially it meets or exceeds all federal government testing requirements. so we need a third party to serve as the watchdog of our supposed watchdogs? we just turn the government enforcement over to consumer reports? >> maybe we should. while the lobbyists are running washington, maybe that's what we should do. after -- even in the financial industry. remember, there were regulators. and within lehman brothers, there were regulators overseeing fannie and freddie. there are regulators there. but if they don't do their job. if they don't actually use everything in their power, at that many loopholes, we are not protected. >> arianna huffington of "the huffington post." you'll be staying on this. thanks for doing so. thanks for being here. >>> there's nothing wrong with making $12 million, but don't claim you walked out on elected office to serve the people when you were really just serving your real god. these mine owners kept the union out. >>> and on rachel, timothy mcveigh explaining why he c
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Apr 15, 2010 12:00pm EDT
slept with his wife's sister. ( music playing ) if toyota gets credit for being the most fuel efficient car company in america, well, then how do you explain all this? chevy malibu, cobalt, silverado, and the all-new equinox. compare them to anyone. may the best car win. >>> top stories we're following at this hour on msnbc, president obama's on route to florida where he's set to deliver a speech on the future of the nation's space program. france is joining england today in shutting down a number of airports because of an icelandic volcano. it has caused dangerous conditions in the skies. and new data shows a record number of people are losing their homes to foreclosure. the nation is now on track for more than a million home repossessions this year alone. >>> well, the senate is about to begin debate on sweeping changes to the nation's financial system. changes designed to prevent another meltdown. republicans are blasting the measure, claiming taxpayers will remain on the hook to help big banks when they run into financial trouble. >> this bailout fund does is it makes permanent too
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Apr 16, 2010 1:00pm EDT
... in every tasty bite -- frrrrrrosted mini-wheeeeats! didn't know i had it in me. if toyota gets credit for being the most fuel efficient car company in america, well, then how do you explain all this? chevy malibu, cobalt, silverado, and the all-new equinox. compare them to anyone. may the best car win. right now, walmart has rolled back prices on top lawn care brands like poulan pro, brute by briggs & stratton, pennington, scotts and spectracide. along with thousands of others all over the store. it's rollback time! save money. live better. walmart. [ male announcer ] competition... it pushes us to work harder. to be better. to win. but sometimes even rivals realize they share a common goal. america's beverage companies have removed full-calorie soft drinks from schools, reducing beverage calories by 88%. together with schools, we're helping kids make more balanced choices every day. ♪ >>> how is president obama doing? he's up one day, down the next. his popularity measured in polls and sound bites. is he getting a little frustrated by the constant temperature taking? you be the jud
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Apr 1, 2010 1:00am EDT
] kinda makes your heart race, huh? honda accord and toyota camry stand behind their powertrain for up to 60,000 miles. chevy malibu stands behind theirs for up to 100,000 miles. which makes it pretty clear whose standing out front. a consumers digest "best buy" two years running. chevy malibu. compare it to anyone and may the best car win. now, qualified lessees get a low mileage lease on this 2010 malibu ls for around $199 a month. call for details. see your local chevy dealer. announcer: there's an easier way. create your own business site with intuit websites. just choose a style, then customize, publish and get found. sweet. get a 30-day free trial at intuit.com. >>> seventh anniversary edition's worsts ahead. marco rubio, the nomination for the senate for florida is yet to be mistaken for the bright young lights of republican politics. he gave a speech which he endorsed offshore drilling, condemned amnesty for immigrants and according to the palm beach post, he said, with a thought that originated on the glenn beck show. he didn't start weeping or speaking in tongues. there are m
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Apr 6, 2010 10:00am EDT
culture today from a catholic church more concerned with protecting priests than children, toyota more concerned with protecting profits than drivers. you have michael steele at the rnc spending like a drunken sailor. you've got a congress where people feel like they are more interested in holding onto power than taking a tough vote. i think that's what's really going on with the tea party movement. i think for all incumbents there's a real message to pay attention to. >> it's interesting. they went from 0 to 60 in a very shored period of time. when you have an established party, you look at other third parts out there, libertarians, who espouse the same general principles as the tea party does, why are you seeing the tea party be influential in moving people. >> this is something really, truly a grassroots effort. there is no one leader. harry reid wants to put sarah palin out there. i guess if you had to put one leader out there, she would be the obvious one but there is no one leader. the usa gallup poll, only 49 are republicans, 43 are independents and the rest presumably are democ
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Apr 8, 2010 5:00pm EDT
toyota, who will put profits over people, and the church will protest priests over children, and -- >> what are you talking about? it's terribly irresponsible. we have death threats going on -- >> in his defense, as a booster of his state, he was going to boost tourism by the history month. is it just white people that would -- can you answer the question. >> i will answer the question. i think many african-americans, hispanics and asians and white americans -- would you go as a white american, would you go and celebrate the confederacy? that's why it does a disservice, chris. >> i think some find it fascinating. >> chris, these re-enactments -- >> my sons have been in the re-enactments. i have nothing against it. >> karen, are you angry about pat's possession here? >> of course i am. >> i am not angry about hers. >> i think we have to move -- >> you don't think robert e. lee was honorable? >> he was on the wrong side! >> up next, we have more of this coming here. without the robes and the hoods, we will hear more of the argument. we is coming here to explain his statement.
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Apr 13, 2010 7:00pm EDT
negligent for repeated sexual abuse by a scout master. >>> toyota suspending sales of lexus 460 gx suv after a don't buy rating saying the vehicle is handling problems that could cause a rollover. >>> a remarkable story out of florida. 11-year-old girl found missing after five days. back to "hardball." >>> i go to washington as the representative of no faction or no special interests, answering only to my conscience and to you, the people. however, i know, i know i have a lot to learn in the senate but i know who i am and who i serve. i'm scott brown from -- i'm scott brown, i'm from rentham, and i drive a truck. >> we're back. that was scott brown the night of his big senate victory back in january. back then he signed autographs as 41, meaning he would be the 41st republican senator to help his party stop the democrats agenda in the senate. now he's mr. independent. just last night he voted with the democrats to end a republican filibuster on a bill to extend unemployment benefits. back in february he voted for a big democratic jobs bill. on top of breaking ranks with some votes, senator b
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Apr 14, 2010 1:00pm EDT
injured. many more believed to be trapped in the rubble. >>> toyota is temporarily suspending sales of its 2010 lexus gx 460 suv after consumer reports magazine issued a rare do not buy warning. the government is now testing the magazine's claims that handling problems could cause rollovers. lexus says it will offer loaner vehicles to owners concerned about the safety. >>> moments ago senator chuck schumer and colleagues announced that they are introducing new legislation to ban airlines from charging fees for carry-on bags. he says spirit airlines crossed the line. you think? passengers are fed up. on "morning joe" schumer says he is confident the bill will pass. >> i think it'll go through the senate and the house like a hot knife through butter. there are certain quality of life indignities that we have to pay attention to. >> republican leaders from the senate judiciary committee today say they welcome next week's white house meeting on the looming supreme court vacancy. party members won't rule out using a possible filibuster if they're not happy with the nominee. senator chuck grassl
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